Owen Harknett

Pilates Instructor at Buckhurst Hill, Potters Bar

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Owen offers

  • 1 on 1 Reformer Pilates (including Cardio & Tower Pilates)
  • Sports Massage
  • Injury Diagnosis & Therapy
  • Personal Training

Specialist areas

  • Pilates Technique
  • Injury Assessment & Examination
  • Soft Tissue Therapy (specialising in deep tissue massage)
  • Joint and Spinal Mobilisations


  • BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Therapy
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Owen Harknett

Owen excelled on the track as a competitive runner for over 10 years, medalling at numerous county championships. Owen experienced numerous injuries during his athletic career, and despite being able to recovery physically, Owen was unable to recapture the same level of performance. It was this experience sparked his interest into Sports Therapy, and motivated him to pursue a career in this field.

Owen is a Sports and Exercise Therapy graduate and alongside his studies of injury treatment and prevention he developed a keen interest in biomechanics as well as sports psychology. As a Therapist & Pilates instructor he combines his knowledge in these fields with the fundamental principles of Pilates to help his clients recover from injury and achieve their goals. 

Pilates is gaining the mastery of your mind over the complete control over your body Joseph Pilates

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Frequently asked questions

It does vary dependent on which studio you are attending, but the maximum class capacity will range from 10-13 attendees.

Just your normal exercise clothing, anything you feel comfortable in and have a full range of movement. Socks are mandatory and we recommend ‘grippy’ socks to really aid your performance. Chilli Pilates ‘grippy’ socks can be purchase in studio.

Yes, our classes are suitable for all fitness and experience levels. Throughout every class the instructor will adjust exercises and offer regressions or progressions to make the workout easier or harder to suit your specific ability.

You have to be 18 years old to attend classes with us (if you are 16-17 years old you can attend but must be accompanied by an adult). We have no maximum age limit, if you are able to get up and down from the ground unassisted and have a good range of mobility the classes can be adjusted to accommodate you.

This depends on the severity of the injury, but prior to arriving for your first class you will complete a Online Health Questionnaire to highlight any existing injuries or medical conditions. This will be reviewed by your instructor and if necessary they may recommend a 1 on 1 workout instead, if the instructor is happy for you to attend they will adjust the workout to accommodate you.

Yes, but instead of attending our group classes you will need to attend 1 on 1 Pilates session with one of our instructors. If you have experience in Reformer Pilates your instructor may then advise that you can transition into group classes. NOTE: we don’t recommend attending while you’re in your first trimester

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